December 1, 1998 |
A new Sea Castle is taking shape just south of Santa Monica Pier. Construction began this month on a $44-million Moderne-style luxury apartment building that will replace its landmark predecessor, which was red-tagged after the 1994 Northridge earthquake and gutted by fire in 1996. The new edifice will be similar in profile and design to the high-rise Art Deco building that stood watch over Santa Monica's sandy beaches for more than 70 years.
July 27, 2000 |
The blocks of historically significant but virtually empty office buildings in downtown Los Angeles' historic core have the potential to be converted into housing for at least 5,000 people, according to an architectural survey to be released today. The survey commissioned by the Los Angeles Conservancy is intended to fuel a growing interest among property owners, investors and developers in carving out apartments from the shells of long-vacant buildings along Broadway, Main and Spring streets.
September 8, 1985
C. W. Cook Co. Inc., has moved from 8459 Melrose Ave. to the Westside Towers, 11835 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 375, West Los Angeles. The 74-year-old civil engineering, land planning and land surveying firm had been at the Melrose Avenue address since 1926. "This is only the third location we've had," according to L. Paul Cook, president of the firm and third generation co-owner with his brother Lloyd J. Cook.
May 7, 2012 |
Construction of the Gov. George Deukmejian Courthouse reached a milestone last week when workers placed the last beam of the $490-million structure in downtown Long Beach. The new building, set to open on Magnolia Avenue in fall 2013, will replace the nearby Long Beach Courthouse, completed in 1959 and considered overcrowded and obsolete. The five-story Deukmejian building will house 31 courtrooms, as well as superior court administration quarters, Los Angeles County justice agencies, offices leased to the county Probation Department, a food court and a convenience store.
September 3, 2012 |
Construction has kicked off on a $63-million apartment and shopping complex near a light-rail station on the edge of downtown Culver City as developers move to capitalize on the new Expo Line. The six-story project is being built by Santa Monica apartment landlord NMS Properties. The development at 9901 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles, across the street from Culver City, will be known as NMS@Culver City. It will house 131 units over restaurants and shops. The complex is across from the Kirk Douglas Theatre and Sony Pictures Plaza office building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1998 |
Ralph Gilmer and his friends could write the book on persistence. But they probably couldn't find shelf space for it at their favorite library. Not yet, that is. Gilmer, a Ladera Heights real estate agent, and a handful of other volunteers have spent every Tuesday night for the past 6 1/2 years at the tiny Jefferson Park branch library in southwestern Los Angeles, studying ways to enlarge its minuscule reading room and researching ways to pay for it.
November 24, 1999 |
Alice Salinas, Melanie Stephens and Sister Diane Donoghue are unlikely home builders who nonetheless have rehabilitated 108 housing units for low-income working people in Los Angeles. The three are leaders of Esperanza Community Housing Corp., a nonprofit agency that is rehabilitating 40 more substandard housing units into family residences complete with day-care centers, laundry rooms and other amenities.
May 2, 2007 |
Developers led by former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros have started work on a $90-million "workforce" housing project near Marina del Rey. The site on Glencoe Avenue southeast of the oft-congested intersection of Lincoln and Washington boulevards is close to two shopping centers and a Costco warehouse store.
June 15, 1986 |
When interior designer Laurie Hayes and architect Mats Johanson planned to marry, they designed the celebration not around a church or park, they matched it to a rooftop. Art Deco buffs, they chose wedding cake, flowers and bridesmaids' gowns to go with the James Oviatt Building's 13th-floor Deco summit. At the end of the day, manufacturer's representative Brad Culbertson climbs to the top of his house in Rancho Park for a splash in his rooftop Jacuzzi.
February 20, 2012 |
Construction is underway on a $95-million collection of industrial buildings at Douglas Park, a former aerospace manufacturing base next to the Long Beach Airport. Sares-Regis Group is constructing seven buildings with a combined 667,000 square feet that it hopes to sell. The fact that the Irvine developer is building on speculation - without a buyer or tenant lined up - is a sign of how healthy the regional industrial property market has become. "We expect a great deal of buyer interest because the Long Beach and South Bay area is one of the nation's tightest industrial markets," said Larry Lukanish, senior vice president at Sares-Regis.